Hotel de Paris was built in 1864 and located in the beautiful harbor of Monaco (Monte-Carlo), right next to the famous casino and opera house.
Today it’s one of the most prestige hotels around the world, being ranked in the top 10 list of Condé Nast readers choice of luxury hotels around the world – this hotel is probably the most visited ones by Jetset Babes.
On a weekly basis I see pictures of Jetset Babes posing on the same spots inside or outside the hotel, which you can understand why – as this renaissance hotel is gorgeous!
The hotel is all about elegance with it’s 182 rooms decorated in a luxurious nineteenth century style, think printed fabrics on the wall, marble floors and decorations, but let’s not forget the antique furnitures.
For you who haven’t been to Monaco, I can tell you it’s tiny! But the location is great, being in between France and Italy, giving Hotel de Paris has the best view over both countries with the hotel’s location on the hill of Place du Casino.
The in famous way of travel from the french riviera to Monaco is by helicopter.
For example when the film festival in Cannes (end of may) ends, and the Grand Prix weekend in Monaco starts, most of the lazy jet setters take the 10 minute helicopter ride from Cannes to Monaco.
But even guests arriving in Nice airport prefer taking the short ride to Monaco in helicopter, instead of taking the 35 min drive. I would personally never put my foot inside a helicopter due to being very afraid of heights
All rooms are uniquely decorated and divided in to 4 price groups.
Starting from the cheapest and up: “Rooms”, “Junior Suites”, “Suites” & “Diamond Suites”. My favorite is the blue decorated exclusive room with a sea view (picture above) – totally my taste in terms of decor! The Diamond suite “Charles Garnier” (picture below) is not too bad either 😉
The famous lobby and center piece EVERY Jetset Babe take pictures with:
• Restaurant Louis XV is the flagship restaurant by the world famous chef Alain Ducasse. It opened in 1987 and is a 3 star Michelin restaraunt being the winner of many prestigious awards. The price of a lunch dish starts from €149 and an evening dish starts from €249
• Le Grill is a mediterranean style gourmet restaurant located on the top floor of the hotel. In summer they remove the roof top, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy their lobster or foie gras under the bare sky, overlooking the mediterranean sea. Lunch here is slightly cheaper than in Louis XV, starting from €75 per dish, and in the evening the menu ranges from €130-€150.
• Le Côté Jardin is the smaller restaurant located outside in the hotel park, prices starting from €55
• Le Bar Américain is the movie like hotel bar of your imagination. Playing jazz musics in the evening, serving drinks and snacks – this bar has the famous reputation of being a pick up joint of high end “working girls”…
March: The Bal de la Rose
April: “Rolex Tennis Master” Tournament
May: F1 Grand Prix
August: Red cross Gala
September: Monaco Yacht Show
Why I wanted to write about Hotel de Paris is because it’s such a famous spot for Jet setters!
Any JetsetBabe has been there or at least got the offer to join for a trip to Monaco – and Hotel de Paris being the ultimate place to stay at.
Many connected to hedge funds and other private equity related industries, gather in Monaco for business, making it a common place to come for a few days, while sealing deals or attending important meetings.
Since traveling alone can be boring, the business men like to bring a long a travel partner, hence many Jetset Babes are seen strolling around the high end shopping streets of Monaco while their man is busy doing business. It’s a cliché, but very Monaco.
Have any of you my dear readers stayed at Hotel de Paris?
If yes, share your experience!